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Happy New Year!

It’s that time of the year again, so some best wishes and a minor retrospective are in order. First of all, I wish you and your family and friends all the best for 2020. Also, I hope you can enjoy the holiday season with some time off. 2019 was a busy year for me. My […]

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Taking Care of Your Voice

I recently had a call with Carlos Schults who will be giving an ASPE course on Git and GitHub I developed. We discussed how talking for an entire working day can be stressful on your voice. I recently experienced the same while recording a LinkedIn Learning course (more on that later). Luckily, my wife is […]

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Property-Based Testing with TypeScript

I’ve written about Property-Based Testing for .NET previously. It’s a way of writing unit tests with random (but constrained) inputs. This means your tests are run multiple times with different inputs and your code is tested more thoroughly. You might even find bugs you didn’t know were there. As I’m working quite a bit with […]

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Debugging WSL from VS Code

I love Visual Studio Code. I love the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Ever since I had to do Python development, I use the WSL for almost all of my non-.NET work: PHP, Python, Typescript/Node.js. That means running Visual Studio Code in Windows, but running the program in Linux. Up until now, I was missing […]

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Building Bruges Meetups

There are many meetups and events about software development in Belgium, but they’re mainly located in and around bigger cities like Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent. This isn’t always practical for people in Bruges. Which is why we’ve started a group that will organize meetups and events in Bruges. Driving 40 minutes to an hour may […]

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Finding AWS Lambda Cold Start Durations

I recently had to provide some numbers on AWS Lambda cold starts. These aren’t readily available in the AWS console. In fact, I couldn’t find a way anywhere online. There are lots of articles about AWS Lambda cold starts, how to avoid them, but none on how to measure them (without code changes). Here’s at […]

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The Lifetime of TODO Comments: the Results

I’ve had a longtime theory that TODO comments in code don’t get fixed any time soon. To get some numbers on this, I set out to analyze a set of GitHub repositories. You can read how I researched the lifetime of TODO comments in my previous post. In this post, I’ll look at the numbers. […]

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